we have been organizing since 1997. The initial intention was to bring activities and concert performances to Prague concert stages, which until then took place only on a regional scale.

Since 1991, 3 of our leading French horn players have been organizing international interpretation courses * Hornclass * in Nový Strašecí. Every year, the world’s leaders take part in pedagogical courses in playing this instrument.

From the very beginning, the effort of the Prague festival was to present these interpretive “stars” on concert stages outside Nová Strašecí in a concentrated period of time. Another goal is to introduce the course participants at a repeated joint concert, which of course takes place at the course location. At the end of solo and chamber performances, it is always possible to hear a unique ensemble performance of all course participants, which is usually around 50 horn players from around the world.